club tents day-care centres in the Zurich area are currently testing an App, the parents are informed in real time about the daily routine of their children. Woman in stem, what do you think?
Such an App can certainly be a good marketing factor for the Kitas, which they advertise with the parents for a good education partnership. Personally, I tend rather to a negative evaluation.
I am of the opinion that the parents should select a daycare center that meets their quality standards. Finally, you give your child in their care and thus also in the responsibility of their employees. Therefore, it is a bit strange that these parents now request an App and the additional information. In particular, if you consider that you are already informed in the evening when you Pick up the children on their daily schedule.
What are the implications for such an App for the parents?
We are currently working on a new study, the interviewed mothers. Many tell of this challenge, to meet the Standards in the profession and at the same time by the family to distinguish. I think these difficulties would be through an App even further, since the parents can see the whole day, what the children are doing. Thus, a sense of control, Stress and fear makes the child wide. It is a child in the Kita to relieve themselves.
How can have such a live Ticker on the children?
children get used to it so that you are constantly controlled, and mom and dad know in the morning exactly what they did all day long. Thus, these two institutions, the "family" and "Kita", and more and more mixing on the one hand. The daycare center would be a place where the children are under the professional supervision of Educators are professionally cared for and so things can learn the be made differently than at home. On the other hand, such an App is not an education for maturity, but to the addiction – a tendency that I observe in our society increasingly. Trying to control the children fully and monitor.
What is the result?
parents begin early to control the children, to build productive, trust-, but a destructive fear of relationship. This is likely to remain there. But instead of living in safety, will develop the children if they are bigger, methods to bypass these controls and definitions.
Where do you draw the line between security and Surveillance?
Monitoring starts where parents have the child under constant control, even when his safety is not at risk. So, if a child is sitting in the daycare at lunch, this is not a question of safety. The Problem of the duration of control is that the children learn to assess the risks. You don't have to take care of himself, there is always someone there to weigh the risk.
Can result, such Apps are also increasingly, parents also want to monitor later, their children?
This would be my hypothesis. Parents who start early with such control instruments, are then also try to do more, your child in Kindergarten, a Smartwatch based on the sound and image streams. In primary school, she locks a phone into camp so she can reach the child.
May have such an App on the daycare employees?
I think the nursery team need to learn in this case to deal with it, that you get from the parents constant feedback. You need to learn how to deal with this feeling of permanent control. Praise is coming back, this certainly does strengthen your self-confidence and their Faith in their professionalism. In criticism this can be a large pressure. This with the risk of a certain amount of Caring might be controlled just with the children be overprotective behavior of the parents.
Created: 08.02.2019, 11:28 PM